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Wacoal Bra Hidden Wire Minimizer - Elegance (85122)


Wacoal Bra Hidden Wire Minimizer - Elegance (Wacoal 85122) is a softer, more feminine and "elegant" alternative to the more tailored, and functional appearing bras.

Elegance is pared down; a center frame with a high body curve, no camisole strap and narrow center front. French tuck, and hidden wire combine to give excellent sink in shape and separation while still minimizing by 1".



  • Full coverage with simplex bottom cups
  • Elegance embroidered net top cup with French tuck for shaping
  • Hidden wire with inside double needle plush casing and fused fabric rigid strap
  • Plush backed hook and eye conencted to a nylon/lycra satin back

Embroidery: 70% Nylon - 30% Rayon

Bottom Cups: 100% Polyester.

Back: 76% Nylon - 24% Lycra Spandex.

Colors: Natural Nude.

Note: The width of the band increases with the size of the cup to provide extra support. Depending on your size, the band may be wider than pictured.


Determine Band Size

  • Wear a good-fitting, non-padded bra and face the mirror.
  • Wrap the measuring tape very snugly around your rib cage, just under your bustline. Make sure the tape is even and parallel with the floor.
  • Exhale and pull the measuring tape as tightly as possible. This is your Rib Cage measurement.
  • If the measurement is odd, add 5". If the measurement is even, add 4". If the measurement is 40" or above, add only 3-4 inches. This is your Band Size.
  • Use this chart as a guideline.
  • Select the Band Size according to your Rib Cage measurement as follows:
Rib Cage 27-28" 29-30" 31-32" 33-34" 35-36" 37-38" 39-41" 42-43" 44-45"
Band Size (USA) 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
UK 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 48
Europe 70 75 80 85 90 - - - -
France 85 90 95 100 105 - - - -
Italy 1 2 3 4 5 - - - -
Australia 10 12 14 16 18 - - - -
  • To confirm the Band Size, wrap the measuring tape loosely around your rib cage, just above your bustline and under your arms. This measurement should equal the Band Size.

Determine Cup Size

  1. Wear a good-fitting, non-padded bra.
  2. Wrap the measuring tape around the fullest part of your bust, making sure the tape is parallel to the floor and lying flat around your body.
  3. This will be a loose measurement. You should be able to easily insert 2 fingers sideways between the side of your breast and the tape. This is your Bust Measurement.
  4. The difference in inches between the Band Size and the Bust Measurement will determine the cup size:
Bust Minus Band 0" 1" 2" 3" 4" 5" 6" 7" 8"
Cup Size (USA) AA A B C D DD/E DDD/F G H
Europe AA A B C D E F G H
France AA A B C D E F G H
Italy - A B C D DD E F FF
Australia - A B C D DD E F FF


Wacoal was founded in 1946 by Japanese Jewelry Designer Koichi Tsukamato after he noticed that Japanese women had started wearing Western clothing and lingerie. Since then, Wacoal has grown to become one of the premier women’s lingerie companies, famous for their focus on superior fit, exceptional quality, extraordinary comfort, and bold innovation. With sizes that range from 30D to 44H, you’re bound to find the perfect lingerie for you!

Wacoal Bra Hidden Wire Minimizer - Elegance (85122) Reviews

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Happy again!
By Chrys from Minnesota from on 8/27/2012
I was so happy to be able to find the one and only bra that actually fits me and I am comfortable in online at this site. I've been buying this bra at Nordstroms for the past ten years, having them tell me it's one of their most popular styles only to find out earlier this summer when I went to purchase a few again that they no longer carried this style by this brand.
I wasn't sure about purchasing it online, would it be a "cheaper" knock off style or the real thing. I was very pleased and happy again to find out that it was a perfect fit, quality and style wise. Pros: - An excellent fit and style for women that need support and have a larger cup size. Cons: - The only thing I dislike about this bra is the cost of course. Quite an investment for those with larger bra sizes. Women who can go out to any neighborhood box store, meaning Target, Kohl's, etc. don't know how lucky they are to be able to purchase many different styles and brands at probably 1/3 the price of this one.
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By JULIA CLARK from new london ct.good from on 6/22/2012
good Pros: - fits well
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Best Bra I've ever had
By Diane from MN from on 4/24/2011
I've always had problems finding the prefect bra. This is it for me. Thank You
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looks great in picture, not comfortable on
By Dorinda Moore from carlsbad CA from on 3/26/2011
The underwire in this bra comes up too high in the front, it is uncomfortable and not natural looking Pros: - quality Cons: - underwire too high in front Merchant Response:
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By Anonymous from on 1/30/2011
Very uncomfortable, did not like the fit and would have returned it but I gave it a week of wearing to see if it would get better. The band was too wide for my petite frame.
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Review for Wacoal Bra Hidden Wire Minimizer - Elegance (85122)
By Julia from on 11/7/2009
This is the best bra ever for large breasted women
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Review for Wacoal Bra Hidden Wire Minimizer - Elegance (85122)
By Lynn from on 11/8/2008
As a full figured woman, I love this bra. It looks great and it makes me appear a little smaller than I am. I